This game was one of the best games I ever played. Back in the day it would take hours to get through areas and kept my attention through the whole thing, the whole time. This game was one of the early great role player games. It featured characters that could be created or more exactly upgraded to your specialty. They had different attributes and powers with abilities that made them fun to play.
They needed to be cared for like real creatures which at the time was not a normal feature.
In the years early on you didn't worry about what happened if you were poisoned, you just went to sleep and woke up. The game would forget you were sick and tada you were better. This game required care and thought. You had different items and foods that gave different power and abilities as well.
Role players also at this time were always just a screen full of stats and numbers. They usually had the user looking down at the playing field and if lucky had a subdivided screen with some small dots and or coloured blobs moving through a black screen playing field to get to some target at the end of the maze.
Monsters were short in supply and usually consisted of the
same monster recycled over a few times but in a different colour. This game had about 50 different non recycled monsters I came across during game play. You could return to the starting point and research areas that were completed early in the game.
Game controls were smart and the game features certain logic about it. Originally designed by FTL (faster Than Light Software) this crew made spell checker software and simple logic based games. They won so many awards it would be hard to list them all here in this forum without extensive research.
People who played Dungeon Master have always been extremely pleased with this game’s look feel, and play. The colours, graphics and sound were excellent.
In closing, this game set a standard for future games not only of its kind but for all systems to come, both PC and platform. I first played Dungeon Master fully on a Sega Genesis platform and was titled Dungeon Master II The Legend Of Skullkeep. This series has had me hooked from that point onward. I hope you'll not only try it but past it on to your friends.